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Leicester City vs Arsenal: match preview and predicted lineup

Arsenal will square off with Leicester City at the King Power stadium in the Premier League’s early kick off.



Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester. (Photo via Getty images)

Arsenal will face Leicester City in a big test to their unbeaten run. The Gunners managed a comfortable 3-1 win over Aston Villa and managed to sail past Leeds in the Carabao cup on Tuesday.

A tricky Leicester side pose a hurdle for Mikel Arteta’s side that hasn’t lost a game since a 5-0 loss to Manchester City in August.

The two sides are separated by goal difference with the Foxes having a slightly better goal difference. Both sides are on a decent run of form after enduring difficult starts to the campaign.

Leicester have recently had the upper when the two side have met in the league however, the Gunners won this same fixture 3-1 last term.

Team news

Ben White (illness), Kieran Tierney (ankle), Pablo Mari (illness) and Martin Odegaard are all doubts for the Leicester clash. Granit Xhaka (knee) ruled out.

“He’s progressing training. Let’s see how he is today. He felt a bit better last few days but he wasn’t 100% to start the other day. We’ll see how he is in the last 48 hours.” Arteta said in a press conference about Tierney’s injury.

Ben White fell to the floor early in the second half against Leeds and had to be substituted, Arteta confirmed that the centre-back’s issue wasn’t injury related but down to a bug within the squad.

Ben White. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

“He hasn’t trained yet so we will have to see how he’s feeling and see how he is.” Arteta updated on Ben White.

Predicted starting lineup

Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Saka, Partey, Lokonga, Smith-Rowe; Lacazette, Aubameyang

Key stats

Arsenal won twice away against Leicester last season – 2-0 in the League Cup and 3-1 in the Premier League. They’ve not won three consecutive away games against the Foxes in all competitions since September 1925.

After a 22-game winless run against Arsenal in the Premier League between 1995 and 2018, Leicester have won four of their last seven against the Gunners in the competition (D1 L2).

Arsenal have scored just one goal in their four Premier League away games so far this season, with only Norwich (6) having fewer attempts on target on the road than the Gunners (9).


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